The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.


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Imagine a career with the City of Richmond, a dynamic environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan city, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.

Building Inspector 1

Regular Full-Time
Job ID: 2018312
$37.27 - $43.99 per hour

Do you enjoy working in the technical field of building inspections and regulatory work? The City of Richmond is now recruiting for a Building Inspector 1 to inspect buildings of all type and occupancies, while ensuring construction, conversions, repairs, alterations, demolitions, and additions are in compliance with the requirement of the BC Building Code and municipal regulations and bylaws.
We are looking for someone that has:

  • Knowledge of the current BC Building Code, Zoning Bylaws, and other codes and regulations affecting the construction and repair of buildings.
  • The ability to deal effectively with owners, registered professionals, contractors and tradesmen, and enforce bylaws and related requirements in a positive, tactful and firm manner.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and demonstrate a high level of customer service and professionalism.
  • The ability to read blueprints, legal maps, and related material, while recognizing technical requirements and suggesting corrections and changes as required.

Education and Experience:
Graduation from a two (2) years Diploma program in Building Technology from an Institute of Technology or a related field of study with a minimum of 2 years of related experience in the building construction industry or the municipal field; OR qualification as a journeyman in a recognized trade with completion of building code courses and minimum of 2 years of related experience in building construction industry or municipal field. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
Certification or eligibility for qualification by the Building Officials' Association of British Columbia in BOABC level 2. BOABC Level I considered an asset.  (Level II qualification is required before February 2021)
If you think this is a good fit for you, we invite you to apply today!
For further information regarding position details and to apply, please visit our website at   We are accepting applications until: September 30, 2018 at 11:59pm
The City of Richmond offers a competitive pay and benefits program, attractive incentives and a compressed work day schedule.

The City of Richmond is an inclusive employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. No telephone inquiries please.

Location: Richmond, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: August 22, 2018, 12:41 pm
Expires: September 30, 2018, 11:59 pm